NJIT Newsroom tagged with "africa" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 MEDIA ADVISORY: First African-American To Walk in Space Will Visit NJIT on July 14, 2010 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-250.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-250.phpTue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Bernard Harris, MD, of Houston, veteran of two space shuttle missions and the first African-American to walk in space, visits NJIT  July 14, 2010. He'll teach in the morning, then speak to youngsters at a luncheon. During the class, students will design and build a straw and tin foil raft, then see how many pennies the raft can hold before sinking. It is based on Archimedes' principle. 

Tagged: bernard harris, exxonmobil, suzanne berliner-heyman, summer camp, precollege programs


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Hebrew Culture Club, African Student Group Sponsors Talk by Ethiopian-Israeli http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-140.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-140.phpFri, 16 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The Hebrew Culture Club and the African Student Association of NJIT will jointly sponsor a talk by Zion Uness, an Ethiopian-Israeli, about his exodus from Ethiopia. The event, set for Tuesday, April 20, 2010, from 4-5 p.m. in Ballroom B on the second floor of the NJIT Campus Center, will be in honor of Israel Independence Day.


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NJIT Ranked 11th in Nation for Graduating African Americans http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-257.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-257.phpThu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT ranked eleventh in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2008-2009 academic year—a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, students, joel bloom, educational opportunity program, eop, rankings, tony howell, graduates, pre-college programs, nacme, laurence howell, diverse issues in higher education, african americans


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Art Installation at NJIT Highlighting Civil Rights Wraps Up Black History Month http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-062.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-062.phpTue, 24 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT wraps up Black History Month with an unusual three-dimensional interactive art installation, celebrating diversity and created by a group of more than a dozen diverse architecture students of Latino, Asian and African American descent.    

Tagged: college of architecture and design, educational opportunity program, school of art and design, black history month, fraternity, african americans, nomas, inc.


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NJIT Ranked Ninth in the Nation for Graduating African-American Engineers http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-289.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-289.phpTue, 09 Aug 2005 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT ranked ninth in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education). NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2003-2004 academic year--a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. “Historically, NJIT's commitment has included academic programs, services, financial support and a climate conducive to enrolling and graduating minority students,” said Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president for academic affairs and student services and dean of the Dorman Honors College. “All of this produces results, and it's great for the university to be recognized for its hard work and commitment.”

Tagged: joel bloom, engineers, african americans


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NJIT Doing Its Part To Bridge The Digital Divide http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-142.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-142.phpWed, 10 Dec 2003 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is doing its part to bridge the digital divide between the West and the developing world: students in 14 sub-Saharan African countries are benefiting from NJIT courses without leaving their continent, thanks to NJIT's collaboration with the African Virtual University (AVU).

Tagged: technology


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